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Caribbean Writers

Murder at Trinidad Carnival.

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 02.17.2016 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

To the tourists visiting with ill preconceived notions, please know that there are several layers to any culture, and there is always an underbelly that is not seen but can be sinister, even deadly.

A Day at the Perez Art Museum Miami

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 11.19.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Whenever I have time off, I enjoy visiting museums and historic houses with my daughter. It is something that we both share a love for as we both enjoy learning new things and history.

Sister

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I don't remember life without her, she came into being on the 20th month of my life and has been a constant participant in my life since. Sometimes a constant nuisance, other times a constant supporter and defender of her big sister, but always a constant.

Different Points of View on Nicki Minaj's Trini Representation.

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

So, apparently I touched a nerve with the Nicki Minaj article, and many Trinis did not agree with my sentiments. For the sake of fairness, here are some other points of views

Caribbean Reparations

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

The Prime Minister of Jamaica: The honorable Portia Simpson-Miller. A woman with the strength, gumption and assertiveness to ask for the reparations the Caribbean deserves. YES! Thoughts?

Growing Up a Black Girl in Trinidad

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 09.22.2016 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I grew up in Trinidad in the 80s and 90s as a black girl child. To be black in a country that idealizes the curly hair and mixed ethnicity aesthetic, is rough to say the least. I was black to everyone who saw me, which wouldn't bother me if I wasn't treated as less than because of it.

Not For Everyday Use

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.29.2014 | Books
Arlene M. Roberts

Ask any parent and they hasten to tell you about the vision or aspirations they harbor for their children. The method adopted for realizing the dream...

As Flies to Whatless Boys: Trini Vernacular and Caribbean Identity

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Arlene M. Roberts

"It's Trini vernacular cell phone text speak," author Robert Antoni announced before reading an excerpt from his novel, As Flies to Whatless Boys, at a Brooklyn Book Festival bookend event held recently at MoCADA.

Caribbean Writers in the Shadow of Sir Vidia Naipaul

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arlene M. Roberts

No doubt Naipaul deserves the accolades that have been bestowed upon him, bit the fixation on his personal life overshadows the accomplishments of a generation of Caribbean writers.

Musings on Trinidad Noir

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Arlene M. Roberts

Rest assured, long after the Solo and Peardrax have been poured, after the last morsel of jerk chicken wings has been eaten, Trinidad Noir will be savored for years to come.